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  1. The Poisoner's Handbook

    Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    $16.00

    A beguiling concoction-equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller. Learn More
  2. Remembering Jim Crow

    Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South

    $19.95

    Praised as “viscerally powerful” (Publishers Weekly), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. Learn More
  3. Revolution 1989

    Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire

    $17.00

    Revolution 1989 is the first in-depth, authoritative account of a few months that changed the world. Learn More
  4. Roots of Steel

    Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town

    $15.95

    As the American economy seeks to restructure itself, Roots of Steel is a powerful, candid, and eye-opening reminder of the people who have been left behind. Learn More
  5. Secret Lives Of The Civil War

    Secret Lives Of The Civil War

    $16.95

    What Your Teachers Never Told You About the War Between the States. Learn More
  6. Seven American Deaths and Disasters

    Seven American Deaths and Disasters

    $19.95

    What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? Learn More
  7. Sex At Dawn (trade paperback)

    Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    $15.99

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science—as well as religious and cultural institutions—has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. Learn More
  8. A Short History Of Nuclear Folly

    Short History Of Nuclear Folly

    $16.95

    In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe Learn More
  9. The Silence Of Our Friends

    Silence of Our Friends

    $16.99

    As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground. Learn More
  10. Six Women Of Salem

    Six Women Of Salem: The Untold Story Of The Accused And Their Accusers In The Salem Witch Trials

    $18.99

    Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. Learn More
  11. Summer of '68 (paperback ed.)

    Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever

    $14.99

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    The extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball season—when the game was played to perfection even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams. Learn More
  12. The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game (paperback)

    Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game

    $15.99

    Chris Von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life’s savings to found the 19th Century St. Louis Browns, the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game’s history. Learn More
  13. Supreme Court Decisions

    Supreme Court Decisions (Penguin Civic Classics 6)

    $12.00

    In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Learn More
  14. Territories in Resistance

    Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements

    $19.95

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    "Emancipation," argues Raúl Zibechi, "is not an objective but a way of life." Learn More
  15. 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush cover

    The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush

    $12.00

    Several books have argued a hypothetical case for impeaching George W. Bush, but Congressman Dennis Kucinich grabbed the bull by the horns and put forward 35 Articles of Impeachment before Congress in June 2008. Learn More
  16. The Cartoon History of the United States

    The Cartoon History of the United States

    $17.95

    What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik? Learn More
  17. America (The Daily Show)

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book) Teacher's Edition: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    $15.99

    Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government... Learn More
  18. The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

    The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution (Penguin Civic Classics 1)

    $12.00

    In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Learn More
  19. The Devil In The White City

    The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, And Madness At The Fair That Changed America

    $15.95

    Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. Learn More
  20. The Federalist Papers

    The Federalist Papers (Penguin Civic Classics 3)

    $12.00

    In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Learn More
  21. The Fixer And Other Stories

    The Fixer And Other Stories

    $19.95

    Using old-fashioned pen and paper, award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco reports from the sidelines of wars around the world. Learn More
  22. The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    $16.95

    Howard Zinn's life and work are the stuff of legend. His People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies and has altered how we see and teach history. A hero in word and deed, Zinn's views on freedom, fairness, history, democracy, and our own human potential are educational and transformative. Learn More
  23. The Indispensable Zinn

    The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the "People's Historian"

    $19.95

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    When the historian Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions mourned the loss of one of our foremost intellectual and political guides: a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New york Times’s Bob Herbert, “peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history.” Learn More
  24. Mental Floss History of the World

    The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through Civilization's Best Bits

    $14.99

    “An irreverent romp through history’s best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. Learn More
  25. The Philosophical Breakfast Club (trade paperback)

    The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World

    $16.00

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    The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones. Learn More

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